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Countdown to Kindergarten: School off to an early start for youngest students

School is off to an early start for the Rainbow District School Board’s youngest students. Children beginning school this fall are currently participating in the Board’s Kindergarten Camp. The nine-day program, which runs until Thursday, August 29th, is offered three hours a day at a number of Rainbow Schools.

Under the guidance of qualified teachers and designated early childhood educators, children are engaging in inquiry based learning and play, including co-operative games and outdoor activities.

“Kindergarten Camp introduces children to Rainbow Schools and the wonderful experiences that await them in Kindergarten,” says Director of Education Norm Blaseg. “The Camp is intended to ease the transition from home to school. Children have an opportunity to become familiar with staff and surroundings, meet classmates, and get excited about starting school.”

Kindergarten Camps are being hosted at Adamsdale Public School, Algonquin Road Public School, Assiginack Public School, C.R. Judd Public School, Central Manitoulin Public School, Charles C. McLean Public School, Cyril Varney Public School, Ernie Checkeris Public School, Lansdowne Public School, Larchwood Public School, Levack Public School, Little Current Public School, MacLeod Public School, Northeastern Elementary School, Princess Anne Public School, Queen Elizabeth II Public School, R.H. Murray Public School, R.L. Beattie Public School, Redwood Acres Public School, S. Geiger Public School, Valley View Public School, Walden Public School and Westmount Public School.

If you have not registered your child, there is still time to do so. Please contact the Rainbow School in your area.

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 4, 2019. There will be no early dismissal on the first day.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.